A reconstruction of constitutive rules
The aim of this presentation is to reconstruct John Searle’s theory of constitutive rules in light of the proposal of Amadeo Conte’s theory of the regola eidetico-costitutiva. The distinction between constitutive rules and regulative rules has received different criticism. I will suggest a proposal of constitutive rules that defend them from the linguistic distinction critique pointed out by Lewis and Ross. Furthermore, I will explain and present possible routes to understand the violation of a constitutive rule while players still playing the game (Williamson, Garcia Carpintero). Finally, I will leave the possibility to expand this proposal to the nature of the rule of recognition out to possibly discuss it in the general discussion. To this end, I proceed as follows. First, I present the state of the art in the short videos: some of the main arguments of John Searle’s theory of constitutive rules and some relevant criticism related. Second, I explain some key points that expand the comprehension of Searle’s theory in the long video.
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